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Old December 9th 06, 10:14 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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Default Tom Stienstra: "Gridlock in wild areas: Time for new policies"

Mike Vandeman wrote:
On Fri, 08 Dec 2006 12:25:06 -0800, cc wrote:

Mike Vandeman wrote:
On Mon, 04 Dec 2006 11:43:12 -0800, cc wrote:

Mike Vandeman wrote:
On Sun, 03 Dec 2006 18:11:18 -0700, Paul Cassel
wrote:

Mike Vandeman wrote:
Mountain
bikes are inanimate objects and have no rights.
Neither do hiking shoes.
Maybe if you didn't wear shoes, you'd have a leg to stand on.
Otherwise, you are just being a hypocrite.
No, the point is that - by engaging in an activity shown to do equal
damage to trails
Repeating that lie doesn't make it true.

That "lie" is backed up by
scientists who are accredited
and publish in peer-reviewed
journals.


Name ONE such scientist. (Hint: you can't.)


Mike, I'm not going to do your
homework for you. You know the
references I am referring to
very well, as you've cited
them in the pieces of trash
you continually post here.
Just because you don't agree
with the *actual research*
doesn't change it. How can you
be so blind?

I mean, everything you say
flies in the face of real
science. Your idiotic thread
on cell phones causing cancer,
for example. You cannot argue
with data! Yet you continue
your flaming diatribes . .
with no results except for a
rather large peanut gallery
telling you to take a hike . .
or drop off the planet.


You do not, and your
opinion is therefore
meaningless. Get the picture?

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  #62  
Old December 10th 06, 06:45 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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Default Tom Stienstra: "Gridlock in wild areas: Time for new policies"

On Fri, 8 Dec 2006 23:46:19 -0500, "S Curtiss"
wrote:


"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
.. .
On Wed, 06 Dec 2006 15:01:30 GMT, jason
wrote:
Please don't put a cell phone next to any part of your body that you are
fond of!


hey mikey take a look, cell phones DONT cause cancer. Is the rest of
your research and facts as accurate?


Where in my signature do you see the word "cancer"? Idiot.

Then what danger are you referring to if not previous (and controversial)
studies linking cell phones to cancer?


"Benign" tumors on the auditory nerve (done in Sweden). Breakdown of
the blood-brain barrier. Etc.

http://www.wrcbtv.com/news/index.cfm?sid=4926

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/heal...p?newsid=58298

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  #63  
Old December 10th 06, 06:47 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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Default Tom Stienstra: "Gridlock in wild areas: Time for new policies"

On Fri, 8 Dec 2006 23:37:29 -0500, "S Curtiss"
wrote:


"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
news
On Fri, 8 Dec 2006 17:28:25 -0500, "S Curtiss"
wrote:

Here's the reference to the original article, entitled Gridlock in
Wild
Areas. The article
suggests ways to mitigate user conflicts in recreation areas.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...sn=001&sc=1000

Yeah, by taking trails away from the majority, and giving them over to
exclusive use by a minority: mountain bikers.
Exaggeration. Sensationalism. Fabrication. Show us where cyclists have
"exclusive use" of the public trail system.

It's a proposal.
It's an OPINION. Please explain how interest in the outdoors (including
hiking) continues to GROW if off-road cyclists are chasing everyone away.


It isn't. It's decreasing. National parks are losing visitors.

I didn't say National Parks. I said the OUTDOORS. Can't you read? National
Parks are brcoming difficult to visit (higher gas prices) while interest in
other options are becoming more available.
Numbers are also fluctuating but not so drastically as being claimed. While
they do show a trend lending to an overall decline, the factors involved do
not include off-road cycling chasing people out


You are lying again. I have seen numerous parks where hikers &
equestrians were driven out by the presence of mountain bikers.

(most National Parks do not
allow off-road cycling). It is the more local and available public access
land that is attracting people with a wide variety of outdoor options.
Your attempt to throw cycling under the bus as a cause for National Parks'
decline is simply a stupid gesture of impotence.

It hasn't happened, luckily. But every hiking trail
with lots of mountain bikers on it will eventually drive away all the
hikers.
OPINION. It is easy to say sensational things in attempts to sway emotion
and public attention. Fortunately, it also easy to locate the TRUTH about
outdoor cooperation and safety.


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  #64  
Old December 10th 06, 06:49 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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On Sat, 09 Dec 2006 02:20:41 -0800, cc wrote:

Mike Vandeman wrote:
On Fri, 08 Dec 2006 15:47:23 -0800, cc wrote:

Mike Vandeman wrote:
On Mon, 04 Dec 2006 17:05:49 GMT, "Roberto Baggio"
wrote:

"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
...
There are several things wrong with Tom Stienstra's approach:

2. Allowing bikes on trails forces land managers to either (a) build
more trails, thus destroying more wildlife habitat or (b) kick hikers
off of some of their trails, in order to cater to a small minority of
recreationists (mountain bikers). Neither is fair or wise.
So being fair to minorities is a bad thing?
Yes, if it harms the majority. But mountain bikers already have access
to every trail, so they aren't being discriminated against, in spite
of what they say.

Mike, enough of this semantic bull****. It's gone on long enough. For
the purposes of this argument - and many others - a mountain biker is
referred to as such when he is on a bike.


Not according to the dictionary.


I'm sorry. Which dictionary do
you own? The MJV version?
Welcome to "reality".


Take your pick. A mountain biker is someone who habiltally rides a
bike off-road. You don't stop being a mountain biker just because you
get off your bike. DUH!


When I am on a trail and not
on my bike, I am a hiker. So yes, a mountain biker is discriminated
against when he is told he cannot take his bike on trails.


BS. Hikers & equestrians also can't take a bike on trails. THE EXACT
SAME RULE APPLIES TO EVERYONE, so there can't be any discrimination.


You have done absolutely
nothing to address the point I
brought up. As usual.


Imagine telling a homosexual that he/she is not discriminated against --
as long as they don't practice. It's just stupid and you know it. Yet,
you continue as usual . .

You're not just delusional - you're also a bigot.

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Please don't put a cell phone next to any part of your body that you are fond of!

http://home.pacbell.net/mjvande

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  #65  
Old December 10th 06, 06:50 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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Default Tom Stienstra: "Gridlock in wild areas: Time for new policies"

On Sat, 09 Dec 2006 02:23:36 -0800, cc wrote:

Mike Vandeman wrote:
On Fri, 08 Dec 2006 12:14:05 -0800, cc wrote:

Mike Vandeman wrote:
On Mon, 04 Dec 2006 11:44:36 -0800, cc wrote:

Roberto Baggio wrote:
"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
...
There are several things wrong with Tom Stienstra's approach:

2. Allowing bikes on trails forces land managers to either (a) build
more trails, thus destroying more wildlife habitat or (b) kick hikers
off of some of their trails, in order to cater to a small minority of
recreationists (mountain bikers). Neither is fair or wise.
So being fair to minorities is a bad thing?

You're not just delusional - you're also a bigot.
No, just honest -- something mountain bikers wouldn't understand.

Do you want me to spell it out
for you, moron? Describing
negative experiences with
mountain bikers is being
honest. Extrapolating those
experiences to EVERY mountain
biker is bigotry.


Nope, it's called "observation".


Again, you have done nothing
to demonstrate anything but
wild speculation. Observation
does in no case warrant such
ridiculous extrapolation or
zealous rhetoric. If you were
a scientist, you would realize
this. Obviously, you are not.


Observations are the foundation of science. DUH!

Try a
dictionary, asshole.

Yes. This has been amply established.
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  #66  
Old December 10th 06, 06:51 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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On Sat, 09 Dec 2006 13:14:21 -0800, cc wrote:

Mike Vandeman wrote:
On Fri, 08 Dec 2006 12:25:06 -0800, cc wrote:

Mike Vandeman wrote:
On Mon, 04 Dec 2006 11:43:12 -0800, cc wrote:

Mike Vandeman wrote:
On Sun, 03 Dec 2006 18:11:18 -0700, Paul Cassel
wrote:

Mike Vandeman wrote:
Mountain
bikes are inanimate objects and have no rights.
Neither do hiking shoes.
Maybe if you didn't wear shoes, you'd have a leg to stand on.
Otherwise, you are just being a hypocrite.
No, the point is that - by engaging in an activity shown to do equal
damage to trails
Repeating that lie doesn't make it true.

That "lie" is backed up by
scientists who are accredited
and publish in peer-reviewed
journals.


Name ONE such scientist. (Hint: you can't.)


Mike, I'm not going to do your
homework for you. You know the
references I am referring to
very well, as you've cited
them in the pieces of trash
you continually post here.


(Just as I said: you can't!!!!!)

Just because you don't agree
with the *actual research*
doesn't change it. How can you
be so blind?

I mean, everything you say
flies in the face of real
science. Your idiotic thread
on cell phones causing cancer,
for example. You cannot argue
with data! Yet you continue
your flaming diatribes . .
with no results except for a
rather large peanut gallery
telling you to take a hike . .
or drop off the planet.


You do not, and your
opinion is therefore
meaningless. Get the picture?

===
I am working on creating wildlife habitat that is off-limits to
humans ("pure habitat"). Want to help? (I spent the previous 8
years fighting auto dependence and road construction.)

Please don't put a cell phone next to any part of your body that you are fond of!

http://home.pacbell.net/mjvande
  #67  
Old December 10th 06, 06:52 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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Default Tom Stienstra: "Gridlock in wild areas: Time for new policies"

On Fri, 8 Dec 2006 23:43:47 -0500, "S Curtiss"
wrote:


"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
.. .
On 4 Dec 2006 10:44:07 -0800, "Beej" wrote:

On Dec 4, 9:03 am, Mike Vandeman wrote:
by taking trails away from the majority, and giving them over to
exclusive use by a minority: mountain bikers. There is no user
conflict. the conflict is merely over the presence of BIKES, which are
not users.

It'd be like one of those trails where only mountain bikers were
allowed, but not mountain bikes. :-)

Fortunately, most people are pretty nice. Lots of friendly hikers are
out there when I bike, and lots of friendly bikers are out there when I
hike.

I like the multi-use single track in China Camp--everyone seems to get
along just fine, there.


Of course, because most of the hikers & equestrians who don't like
being around mountain bikers were driven out of the park!

He just stated the multi-use option is working and that everyone gets along
fine. Can't you read? Your denying the statements of an eye witness has NO
merit.

I'm not convinced this bikes-only route is the
way to go. It seems like it would breed resentment instead of a spirit
of cooperation.

As long as mountain bikers are friendly, courteous, and respectful to
other trail users, they'll always be welcomed.


BS. It's the BIKES we object to. There's nothing dangerous about not
smiling.

There is no "we" that is objecting. It is YOU and an extremist minority that
has never been satisfied and vilify everything outside of your narrow view
with nothing but emotion and opinion.

The huge number of
multi-use trails in the country speaks for itself in this regard.


Yes - They do!

-Beej

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years fighting auto dependence and road construction.)

Please don't put a cell phone next to any part of your body that you are
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HEADLINE NEWS ITEM THIS WEEK
The study, published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer
Institute, is the largest yet to find no bad news about the safety of cell
phones and the radio-frequency energy they emit.



LIAR! That was ONLY about CANCER! DUH!
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Old December 10th 06, 06:54 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike
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On 9 Dec 2006 01:34:33 -0800, "Beej" wrote:

On Dec 8, 9:04 am, Mike Vandeman wrote:
Of course, because most of the hikers & equestrians who don't like
being around mountain bikers were driven out of the park!


I can only imagine it's a minority of hikers and equestrians who have
been driven out because a) tons of hikers and equestrians use multi-use
parks and b) those driven out are not a political force to be reckoned
with.

And you have my sympathy, because being in the minority sucks. But in
this particular case, I'm not going to join you.

BS. It's the BIKES we object to.


Sorry, Mike, but I don't buy into this whole biker/bike semantic
dichotomy.


So you don't know the difference between a bike and a biker?!!! You
really ARE stupid, aren't you?

As far as I'm concerned for the purposes of any debate
involving mountain biking, a mountain biker without a mountain bike is
a hiker. So when I say "mountain biker", you can read that with the
understanding that I mean "hiker on a mountain bike".

And you're welcome to readdress my point with that terminology in mind,
if you so desire.

-Beej

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Old December 10th 06, 06:56 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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Default Another Vandemann Lie!! Actually a number of them. But what else is new?

On Sat, 09 Dec 2006 18:38:42 GMT, wizardB wrote:

Mike Vandeman wrote:
On Tue, 05 Dec 2006 18:52:02 GMT, "JP" wrote:

"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
...
On Mon, 04 Dec 2006 03:52:22 GMT, "JP" wrote:

wrote in message
ps.com...
Mike Vandeman wrote:
There are several things wrong with Tom Stienstra's approach:


Here's the reference to the original article, entitled Gridlock in Wild
Areas. The article
suggests ways to mitigate user conflicts in recreation areas.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...sn=001&sc=1000
So where's the lie? (Hint: there aren't any. That's why you didn't
quote any.)
Wrong, you poor wannabe naturalist.
Your unsubstantiated opinion is the LIE.
Yu haven't cited evidence to back any of your claims. Ever.
Your website is not proof.
But you can't help it. There is no evidence that supports any of your
claims.
No legitimate agenmcy will give you the time of day.
That is why your sad little impotent quest gets played out on AMB

1. Citizens have the right to use wilderness areas, our taxes support them.


Nope, restrictions are allowed. That's why Yosmite National Park
doesn't allow mountain biking.

That use includes two wheeled non-motorized vehicles. I spooked horses
running on trails...LIAR!!!!

2. Hikers have no more right to trails than bikes, regardless of your
opinion.


\Bikes don't habve any rights. Hikers do.

Neither do horses. If an equestrian cannot control their animal they do not
belong in public. LIAR!!!

3. Bikes are no more harmful to the environment than pedestrian use, in fact
hikers like wider trails.


You know that's a lie.

Your continues rants don't make it so. LIAR!!!
4. Mountain bikes don't teach kids to beat on nature, that's anouther BS
LIE.


Yes, they do. That's exactly what they do.

5. Being able to ride a mopuntain bike is not evidence of being able to
walk.
Floyd Landis, who won the TDF, would be unable to walk a mile on a hiking
trail.


So what? He can still walk.

But he could ride them if he wished. Another specious remark by Lying MIke
Vandeman.
And there are thousands like him, with joint damage etc who cannot hike yet
can ride. LIAR!!!

Your biggest LIE of course is the one where you neglect to mention the
damage
caused by equestrian use. HORSES destroy trails!!! But you have a hard-on
for mountain bikes so you will colntinue to LIE!!!


Irrelevant. Horses, like many other animals, evolved in North America
and have a right to be here. Bikes have NO rights.

Once again proving your an idiot horses were brought to North America by
the Spaniards you dolt


Yes, but THE HORSE evolved in North America long before that! DUH!

Yawn......did you say something???

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humans ("pure habitat"). Want to help? (I spent the previous 8
years fighting auto dependence and road construction.)

Please don't put a cell phone next to any part of your body that you are fond of!

http://home.pacbell.net/mjvande

===
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humans ("pure habitat"). Want to help? (I spent the previous 8
years fighting auto dependence and road construction.)

Please don't put a cell phone next to any part of your body that you are fond of!

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Old December 10th 06, 09:38 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike
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Default Tom Stienstra: "Gridlock in wild areas: Time for new policies"

On Dec 10, 9:54 am, Mike Vandeman wrote:
So you don't know the difference between a bike and a biker?!!! You
really ARE stupid, aren't you?


Please. This is Usenet, and I'm a veteran.

Mike, you've been trying to rid the world of mountain bikes for what,
ten years? Keep fighting the good fight, I say!

-Beej

 




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